By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)–Kenyan runner Kipkogei Yego wins this year’s Wan Jin Shi
Marathon, Taiwan’s only International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) accredited marathon, with 2:17:02, beating the second place finisher, Ethiopian Debele Belda, by two seconds.
The marathon started at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday after New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu and other guests fired the starting gun. Chu said that he hoped the event, which is an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, will gain the the sports organization’s Silver Label certification after this year’s race.
A total of 12,000 runners participated in the marathon. [FULL STORY]